Scientific name:Artemisia vulgaris
Also known as:
Arbaaka, artemisa, Cintura de san jose, erbaka, Cordon de San Jose, Felon herb mugwort, Gilbas, Herbaaka, Hierba de Sta. maria, kamarya, maidenwort, maria, motherwort, santa maria, tinisas, worm wood.
Parts used as a herbal preparation:
Skin ulcers- wash ulcers with infusion of leaves.
Tympanism (gas pain)
Adults- take decoction of leaves as tea.
Children- crush some leaves, mix with a little alcohol, or oil and apply on abdomen.
Insect repellant- burn dried plant as smudge (pausok)
Source: National formulary